April 12, 2021

Council offers free biking courses for adults to stay safe

The Hamilton City Council is offering free biking courses, designed specifically for adults, to get more people using bike paths safely.

These courses available during March and April cover simple tips and tricks to make riding easier and advice on how to stay safe while sharing paths with others.

Hamilton boasts more than 150km of bike paths, cycle lanes and river trails, making it a bike-friendly city.

The Council wants to encourage more people to get out and about and explore our great river city on two wheels but “people need to know the basics before jumping on their bike” say Adult Cycle Education Coordinators, Dianne Rodger and Sean Christian.

Free adults-only biking sessions are coming in Hamilton (Photo: HCC/Supplied)

These adult-only sessions would be suitable for people of all biking abilities to learn the basics and improve their confidence. Each session is only between one and two hours.

The courses also provide the opportunity to meet like-minded Hamiltonians who share a passion for cycling our great river city.

The sessions include:

  • neighbourhood rides
  • park rides
  • women’s only rides
  • e-bike skills courses, and
  • recreational rides

With more cycle paths such as the Te Awa Cycleway due for completion by the end 2021, the Council anticipates there will be more people using them for commuting and recreation.

Click here to register and know more.